Hilarious video shows human traffic cones bringing Glasgow to standstill


A HILARIOUS video shows the moment Glasgow was brought to a standstill – by a group of lads dressed up as traffic cones.

Cars, buses and taxis were forced to wait as 11 friends donned giant orange and white traffic cone outfits and ran around the city centre on Saturday night.

The costumes, which cost £30 each, feature a pointed “hat” and stripy floor-length all-in-one suit.

And the video, which has now been shared over 1,000 times, shows the mischief that the group got up to whilst wearing them.

The minute-long clip begins with the lads running outside Glasgow Central Station and lining up in front of a series of cars.

They taunt the taxi driver, who is at the front of the queue, by chanting “What you gonnae do” to the tune of ‘Give It Up’ by KC & the Sunshine Band.

A throng of spectators stopped to witness the amusing scene as the taxi driver can’t set off from the junction whilst the traffic cones remain in place.


Eventually the group lets up and briefly swarms the taxi driver before running off into the night.

Since it was uploaded by Chris Halliday, from Glasgow, the video has been viewed more than 100,000 times and shared by more than 1000 people on Facebook.

19-year-old Ged Bendoris, from Giffnock, Glasgow, was one of the traffic cones.

He described their journey from Glasgow Central station to The Garage, a nightclub situated on Sauchiehall Street.

He said: “Sauchiehall Street is where we had the most fun, we must have stopped thousands of cars whilst dressed as cones.

“We didn’t get in trouble with the police at all, I think they must have seen it as a bit of fun. We would never stop people for longer than a few seconds.

“The guys have always dressed up as a group, one year they all dressed up as Shrek, but this year was the best by far.

“Everywhere we went people would stop to take videos of us, there were a bunch of people videoing us on the train into Glasgow.

“I was pretty steaming at the time though, so it’s difficult to remember everything that happened that evening but it was definitely a great laugh.”

The video comes as police in London revealed they were called out to a busy street in Kingston after five men dressed in the orange cones blocked oncoming traffic.

The force tweeted: “A very interesting #Halloween style call out for our emergency response team!”